UNP considers legal action against government for allowing India to intervene in Sri Lanka’s affairs

June 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s main opposition United National Party (UNP) is considering legal action against the alleged violation of the Constitution by the government, a UNP Central Provincial Councilor has said.

UNP Central Provincial Councilor Sanjeewa Kaviratne has told the media that legal action could be taken against the government for its alleged violation of the Constitution by not fully granting the powers vested with the Provincial Councils according to the 13th Amendment.

Kaviratne has said that the government has now agreed to India to implement the 13th Amendment and that it was the said amendment that is used by India to intervene in Sri Lanka’s affairs.

He has noted that the government had left room for India to intervene to push for power devolution under the 13th Amendment by not implementing the Constitutional provisions.

However, Kaviratne has added that the UNP was ready to discuss the matter with the government.

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